INTERNATIONAL LIVE EVENTS ASSOCIATION
CERTIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS PROFESSIONAL
RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION
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As a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP
®
), you regularly demonstrate your support of excellence in the live events field.
When you recertify your CSEP designation, you demonstrate your continued dedication to maintaining a comprehensive,
standardized body of practitioner knowledge in a rapidly changing profession.
Personal Data
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Jobs may change, but your CSEP stays with you. Help ILEA keep in contact about your CSEP by providing personal contact information
below.
Employer/Company*
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ZIP/Postal Code*State/Province*
Professional Data and Point Accumulation
A minimum of twenty-five (25) points is required for recertification. Indicate applicable events industry activity by calculating the number of
points earned in each category below and attach supplementary documentation as point verification. Only points accumulated during the last
five (5) years are valid. Each section of the point summary includes a listing of acceptable forms of verification documentation.
Provide a short description (100 words or less) of how the CSEP designation has influenced your personal and professional
growth. (2 points)
By initialing below, you grant ILEA permission to release and distribute this statement for the purposes of promoting/marketing the
ILEA CSEP program.
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CSEP Recertification Application Statement
I hereby attest to the accuracy of the information provided and to the fact that a discipline within the live events industry is my primary area of
activity. I agree to accept the decision of the International Live Events Association CSEP Committee regarding this application. I understand
that recertification is required every five (5) years and accept any changes to recertification policies and procedures that may be updated
during that time. I also understand that it is my responsibility to keep my contact information current with ILEA Headquarters and to keep
track of my future recertification deadlines. I understand that remaining current with CSEP exam updates and maintaining my certification is
my responsibility as a designee. I agree to comply with all CSEP policies and procedures, and follow ILEA’s principles of Professional
Conduct and Ethics. (https://www.ileahub.com/Meet-ILEA/Professional-Conduct-Ethics )
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CERTIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS PROFESSIONAL
RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Max Points
Points
Earned
6
6
5
5
5
6
Max Points
Points
Earned
5
Max Points
Points
Earned
15
Max Points
Points
Earned
24.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
6.5
Formal Education
Receive points for the highest level of education attained in the last five (5) years. Includes accredited college/university in-person, distance
learning and/or online courses. Acceptable documentation includes copy of diploma, institution verification letter or college/university
transcripts. MUST indicate institution/organization, name of program, dates of enrollment and total contact hours. (+.5 points if in
hospitality/events)
Designees must have a minimum of three (3) years of verifiable, full-time experience within the industry, either in a freelance or formal
capacity during the recertification period. You must attach your current CV or resume and include your job description or business description
including the products and/or services you provide. For freelance work, a letter of reference from a client/client organization is required for
verification.
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
All CSEPs are responsible for helping to promote and maintain the CSEP designation. Acceptable forms of documentation include, but are
not limited to certificate or confirmation of completion, published listing/agenda of speaking engagement, list of mentored CSEP applicants,
copy of blog post/article or outline of course work. ILEA HQ will post at least one exam development opportunity per year to support the two
(2) point minimum requirement.
Point Allocation
2 per activity
Category/Point Description
Associate or two-year college diploma - 120 hours
University administered certificate program - 60 hours
.10 per contact hour
.10 per contact hour
.10 per contact hour
.10 per contact hour
Point Allocation
Doctoral degree - 240 hours .10 per contact hour
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
Master’s or post-baccalaureate degree - 120 hours
Bachelor’s or four-year college degree - 120 hours
CSEP Sustainability Contributions - Minimum of Two (2) Points Required
Blog/article about CSEP designation
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
Professional Experience – Minimum of Three (3) Points Required
.5 per submission
Category/Point Description
CSEP exam development - e.g., job task survey, question writing
CSEP exam grading (if completed prior to 1 March 2020)
CSEP discussion group leader
Speaking engagements about CSEP designation
CSEP ambassador (CSEP committee appointed)
.5 per exam
.10 per hour
.5 per engagement
.10 per hour
.10 per contact hour
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
One Year Full-Time Industry Experience 1 per year
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
Continuing Education and Professional Development – Minimum of Two (2) Points Required
Receive points for completion of non-university administered certificate programs, attendance at industry conferences/tradeshows,
workshops, seminars, courses, meetings or a safety/medical course (online or in-person). Includes leadership training meetings and exhibit
hall time. Courses must be from an approved corporation, university/college or industry association/publication. Does not include time spent
in registration, meals or breaks. Industry meetings must include an educational component (i.e. speaker, professional panel). Acceptable
forms of verification include, but are not limited to a certificate of attendance/completion, cancelled check/credit card receipt and registration
form or conference program and badge. MUST indicate institution/organization, name of course/program and date. (+.25 points per ILEA
sponsored program)
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
Continuing Education and Professional Development Course (attach detail)
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CERTIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS PROFESSIONAL
RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Max Points
Points
Earned
5
5
Max Points
Points
Earned
17.75
16.25
13.75
11.25
8.75
6.25
8.75
6.25
7.5
Max Points
Points
Earned
11.25
6.25
10
5
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
ILEA Membership*
International/national industry award (+.25 points if awarded by ILEA)
e.g. , ILEA Esprit, J. Robert Graves Award, Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement,
Volunteer of the Year, Mettle Attitude, Special Events Magazine Gala, MPI RISE
Earn credit for membership in any industry associations/organizations/clubs/societies held in the last five (5) years. Acceptable forms of
documentation include, but are not limited to cancelled checks or credit card receipts, copy of membership card/certificate or a statement
from an executive of the professional association. *ILEA Members – provide a list of membership years. ILEA HQ will verify – no additional
documentation required.
Live Events Industry Membership
1.5 per project
Participant in industry association volunteer service project 1 per year
ILEA* or industry association chapter/region officer
Judge for industry awards program
Regional/local industry award (+.25 points if awarded by ILEA)
e.g. , chapter level Member of the Year or event award
1 per award received
OR
.5 per nomination
.5 per engagement
Industry Accolades and Other Professional Designations
Indicate individual event industry leadership/event awards or nominations received and/or any new professional designations you have
earned in the last five (5) years. Acceptable forms of verification documentation include, but are not limited to award submission confirmation
email/letter, copy of certificate, photo of award or published announcement.
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
Applicant’s Initials
ILEA* or industry association chapter/region board member/director 2 per term
ILEA* or industry association committee chair 1.5 per term
2 per award received
OR
1 per nomination
Applicant’s Initials
Cumulative Points
ILEA* or industry association committee member 1 per year
Chair of industry association volunteer service project
Industry professional designation other than CSEP - e.g. , CMP, CERP, CMM, CPCE 2 per designation
Other non-event industry designations - e.g. , CPA, PMP, CFRE, CNP 1 per designation
2.5 per term
ILEA* or industry association national/international president
1 per year
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
Membership in other industry associations/organizations - e.g. , MPI, NACE, ICA, SITE .5 per year
3.5 per term
ILEA* or industry association national/international officer/board member/director or
regional/national vice president
3 per term
Live Events Industry Leadership & Volunteer Contributions
Earn credit for participating in chapter, regional, national or international industry leadership roles served in the last five (5) years. Credit can
also be earned for participating in committee or volunteer projects. Leadership/volunteer role must take place outside the work place.
Acceptable forms of documentation include, but are not limited to published and dated listing in a program, newsletter, brochure, directory,
board minutes, verification letter from organization or certificate of participation. (+.25 points per position per term if ILEA related) *ILEA
Members – provide a list of ILEA Chapter/Region Board or ILEA International Committee/Board activities, position and date. ILEA HQ will
verify – no additional documentation required.
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
Cumulative Points
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CERTIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS PROFESSIONAL
RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Max Points
Points
Earned
14
9
5
3
3
10.5
9
6
7
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2 per contribution
Industry
panelist, moderator, or round table leader
(minimum 1 hour session)
1 per engagement
Provided an industry-related student internship 1 per student
Professional Industry Contributions
Professional articles must be published in an industry magazine or professional journal (online publications are acceptable). Presentations
must be given outside the work place and be at least thirty (30) minutes in duration unless noted. Acceptable forms of documentation include
certificates, event program/agenda, letter from organizer, published announcement, course outline, copy of book cover page, publisher page
or media coverage. MUST indicate institution/organization, name of course/program and date. For internship or mentorship, indicate name of
intern/mentee, hours worked with and learning outcomes. (+.25 points per contribution if it has received "ILEA Approved" status)
Provided an ILEA chapter-organized mentorship 1 per mentee
Industry, university, or college speaker/guest lecturer
(applies only if not employed to teach on a full-time basis)
2 per engagement
Category/Point Description Point Allocation
University or college instructor for an industry course
(applies only if not employed to teach on a full-time basis)
3 per course
My application includes documentation of the points I declared.
My points claimed have been accumulated within the last five (5) years.
My completed application includes a minimum of twenty-five (25) points, including three (3) required years of full-time
employment, two (2) required sustainability contributions points and two (2) required continuing education points.
Payment Information
Please contact us at info@ileahub.com and we will email you your invoice so you can process payment online with a credit card or send a
check by mail.
Author of an industry-related article published in a journal or magazine 1.5 per article
Author of industry-related training presentation 1.5 per presentation
My completed recertification application is submitted on or before 30 November.
CSEP Recertification Application Checklist
Applicant’s Signature Total Points Declared
Applicant’s Initials Cumulative Points
You must document twenty-five (25) points before you submit your recertification application. The International Live Events
Association has final approval of points claimed and may deny points that are not properly documented or verified.
Author of published industry-related book or course
(including e-book or online course)
5 per contribution
Co-author/contributor of published industry-related book or course
(including e-book or online course)
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